Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 3-3. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 106.8 points per contest while giving up 114.2 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 2-3. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.0 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-0-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 0-4-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/29/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 24.8 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Andrew Wiggins averages 19.3 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Dion Waiters has scored 13.2 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 2 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. Goran Dragic averages 20.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 106.8 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.33 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 114.2 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 52% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 15th in the NBA with 103 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 21.6. The Heat are 21st in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Heat give up 106 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.4 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 116.9, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 1st. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Minnesota is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 58%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Miami is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Heat are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 11th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 9th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -1.5
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